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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) According to Code.org, 90 percent of parents in the U.S. want their children to learn computer science—it will be crucial for many jobs in the near future—but only 40 percent of schools teach it. Critics claim that it is mainly the more affluent schools that offer computer science courses, thus denying those who attend poorer schools the chance to learn necessary skills.

A focus on STEM is not enough: Code.org also reports that while 70 percent of new STEM jobs are in computing, only 7 percent of STEM graduates are in computer science. It is imperative that savvy schools begin to focus some STEM resources on computer science and programming. In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They need this skill not because they’ll all go into it as a career—that isn’t realistic—but because it impacts every career in the 21st-century world.

Any country recognizing that will benefit in the long term. Course 2: Graph Paper Programming #1. Learn to program - Mindstorms LEGO.com. Kidsruby.com. Write Code You can see your code, run it, and see what it outputs all at the same time. This makes it a lot easier to learn. Try Code KidsRuby is real Ruby code. You can also do anything that "Hackety-Hack" can do like display messages. (Hackety-Hack is an older program for kids to learn programming using Ruby). 20 Resources for Teaching Kids How to Program & Code. Isn't it amazing to see a baby or a toddler handle a tablet or a smart phone? They know how technology works. Kids absorb information so fast, languages (spoken or coded) can be learned in a matter of months. Recently there has been a surge of articles and studies emerging about teaching kids to code. We live in a "Back to the Future" movie. Programming is viewed as a strict logical stream only available to brainiacs.

It can also teach parity in technology fields when girls are brought up thinking they are just as good at math and sciences as boys. Here are a 20 resources you can use to introduce and teach children about coding and programming: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. (Image credits: Flickr User Vauvau) Getting Started with Rails.

1 Guide Assumptions This guide is designed for beginners who want to get started with a Rails application from scratch. It does not assume that you have any prior experience with Rails. However, to get the most out of it, you need to have some prerequisites installed: The Ruby language version 1.9.3 or newerThe RubyGems packaging system To learn more about RubyGems, please read the RubyGems User GuideA working installation of the SQLite3 Database Rails is a web application framework running on the Ruby programming language.

If you have no prior experience with Ruby, you will find a very steep learning curve diving straight into Rails. 2 What is Rails? Rails is a web application development framework written in the Ruby language. Rails is opinionated software. The Rails philosophy includes two major guiding principles: 3 Creating a New Rails Project By following along with this guide, you'll create a Rails project called blog, a (very) simple weblog. 3.1 Installing Rails 4 Hello, Rails! 4 Tips for Flipped Learning. As interest in flipped learning continues to grow, so does its adoption among the educational rank and file.

By moving entry-level information outside the classroom -- typically (but not exclusively) through self-paced, scored videos -- teachers can reframe learning so that students spend more instructional time engaged in deeper discussions, hands-on applications and project-based learning. With a focus on more direct contact between teachers and students, greater application of basic concepts, and increased collaboration between learners, flipped learning provides yet another outlet for 21st century teaching.

No doubt, making this kind of change can be intimidating. Before teachers flip out, here are four tips to make the transition smoother -- and more impactful. 1. Making a dazzling video without first determining its instructional value is like putting the cart before the horse. Once students understand the entry-level information, what will they be able to do with it? 2. 3. 4. EV3 Tutorial. This tutorial for LEGO Mindstorms EV3 is divided in two sections. The “Essentials” are things every EV3 programmer should know.

Some of these movies have exercises directly under them. It’s important to do these exercises, not just assume you “get it.” The “Advanced” section is for reference purposes. When you need one of EV3’s advanced functions, check it out. These lessons assume you have a basic robot with two drive motors, a touch sensor and a light sensor. If you need to run this tutorial at a location with poor internet service, you can download a special copy here.

This tutorial was designed, and maintained by Dale Yocum, Engineering Program Director at Catlin Gabel School. LEGO®, the LEGO logo, Mindstorms and the Mindstorms logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which did not create and does not sponsor or endorse this tutorial. How to Install JDK 7 (on Windows, Mac, Ubuntu) and Get Started with Java Programming. Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.8 (officially named Java SE 8), which is freely available from Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle), is needed for writing Java programs. JDK can be downloaded from the Java mother site @ (or the legacy JDK or JRE? JRE (Java Runtime) is needed for running Java programs. JDK (Java Development Kit), which includes JRE plus the development tools (such as compiler and debugger), is need for writing as well as running Java programs. Since you are supposed to write Java Programs, you should install JDK, which includes JRE.

JDK Versions The various JDK versions are: JDK Alpha and Beta (1995): Sun announced Java in September 23, 1995.JDK 1.0 (January 23, 1996): Originally called Oak (named after the oak tree outside James Gosling's office). 1. Step 0(a): Un-Install Older Version(s) of JDK/JRE I recommend that you install the latest JDK, but it can be messy if you have multiple versions of JDK/JRE.

EV3 tutorials: By students, for students. Products. Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services that help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale applications. These services are trusted by the largest enterprises and the hottest start-ups to power a wide variety of workloads including: web and mobile applications, data processing and warehousing, storage, archive, and many others. Amazon Web Services provides a variety of cloud-based computing services including a wide selection of compute instances which can scale up and down automatically to meet the needs of your application, a managed load balancing service as well as fully managed desktops in the cloud. Sign up with Amazon Web Services and receive 12 months of access to the AWS Free Usage Tier and enjoy AWS Basic Support features including, 24x7x365 customer service, support forums, and more.

Amazon EC2 provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. Learn more » See pricing details » Computer coding and programming for primary school children. If getting your child to learn his times tables is a struggle, the thought of him mastering computer programming probably sounds rather far-fetched. But from September 2014, following a successful campaign led by Google chairman Eric Schmidt to introduce computer coding to the primary-school curriculum as a matter of ‘prominence and urgency’, all five to 11 year olds in England will be taught code as part of the ICT curriculum. Baffled? Here’s what you need to know. Why is coding so important? Coding means telling a computer what to do by giving it commands to which it responds. ‘We live in a digital age, and children need to understand how the devices they’re using work and how to control them,’ says Clare Sutcliffe, co-founder of Code Club, a new initiative offering free after-school coding lessons to Year 5 and 6 children.

Teaching coding puts children in control of the computer and lets them learn through experimentation, mastering concepts such as logic and consequences. Code Club. Isla - About. CoderDojo. Teaching Kids Programming with C# Three Free iPad Apps That Teach Kids To Program. The first time that I wanted to stay after school was in the sixth grade. In sixth grade we could stay after school to use Logo Writer. My friend Sean and I had a great time building some simple programs that we ran on the two computers in our teacher’s room. Today, students can learn programming on their iPads. Here are three free apps that students can use to learn programming on their iPads. Daisy the Dinosaur is a free iPad app designed to introduce young students to some programming basics. Cargo Bot is a fun and challenging game that students can play to learn some principles of logic and programming. Kodable is an iPad app that introduces children to logic and programming through a simple visual interface.

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Python. 7 Sites That Make Programming For Kids Fun. Teacher's Guide to Kinect: How to Program for Kinect and Gesture-Based Learning. Logo. 5 Brilliant 'Design Your Own Game' Websites for Students. There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the use of gaming in the classroom – from the ‘gamification’ of learning to the use of Minecraft to teach everything from physics to strategic thinking. Since long before education technology even existed, video games have been a hugely successful way to engage students, creating a fun and compelling environment in which they can learn, develop and interact with their peers. But allowing students to actually take control of designing the game themselves takes the concept to a whole new level, allowing them to practice a host of new creative and technical skills.

Here are 5 top websites – let the games begin! 1. Sploder! This brilliant website allows students a vast range of options. 2. Ideal for younger students, this game allows the player to create their own pathway for a stick man hero by spray painting a route for him onto the game board. 3. 4. 5. Feature image courtesy of Flickr, JD Hancock.

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fUNICODE: The Ultimate Text Transmogrifier. Top 50 Programming Quotes of All Time. I hope you have enjoyed our collection of funny computer quotes, Linux quotes, and all those quotes that we have shared with you so far. For today, I've decided to gather a good number of my all-time favorite programming-related quotes. Most of the programming quotes I've collected are made by some of the famous names in the industry, while others came from not-so-famous people.

Nevertheless, they are all witty so I hope you will find them fascinating and enlightening. Without further delay, here are my top 50 programming quotes of all time: 50. "Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to build bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning. " - Rick Cook 49. . - Alan Kay. 48.

. - Edward V Berard 47. . - Olav Mjelde. 46. . - Alan J. 45. . - Waldi Ravens. 44. . - Bjarne Stroustrup 43. . - Eric S. 42. . - Mosher’s Law of Software Engineering 41. . - Oktal 40. . - pixadel 39. . - Bill Clinton 38. . - E.W. 37. 36. 35. 9. Learning Modern 3D Graphics Programming. Advanced Programming Languages. Introduction Research Syntax Semantics Static Semantics ( Type Theory ) Dynamic Semantics Semantic Related Developments Abstract Interpretation Program Transformation Decompilation Partial Evaluation Pragmatics ( Software Patterns , Generic Programming , Visual Programming , Persistence , Reflectiveness , Hyperprogramming) Semiotics Implementation Techniques: Garbage collection , Abstract Machines Some Conferences (not updated) People and Groups Teaching Introduction to Programming Languages Selecting First Programming Language Courses about Programming Languages Courses about Foundations of Programming Languages Courses about Language Processors Paradigms Comparing Programming Languages Functional Programming ( Haskell, ML) Logic Programming (Prolog) Object Oriented Programming (Java, C++, Smalltalk, ...)

Cross Paradigms : Logic-Functional , Object Oriented-Functional , Object Oriented-Logic My List of Programming Languages Selected Bibliography Selected Papers Selected Books Acknowledgments Backus Naur Form (BNF) C. The 5 types of programmers « Steven Benner's Blog. In my code journeys and programming adventures I’ve encountered many strange foes, and even stranger allies. I’ve identified at least five different kinds of code warriors, some make for wonderful comrades in arms, while others seem to foil my every plan.

However they all have their place in the pantheon of software development. Without a healthy mix of these different programming styles you’ll probably find your projects either take too long to complete, are not stable enough or are too perfect for humans to look upon. The duct tape programmer The code may not be pretty, but damnit, it works! This guy is the foundation of your company. When something goes wrong he will fix it fast and in a way that won’t break again.

The OCD perfectionist programmer You want to do what to my code? This guy doesn’t care about your deadlines or budgets, those are insignificant when compared to the art form that is programming. The anti-programming programmer I’m a programmer, damnit. The half-assed programmer.